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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

Forty-three Graduate Students Selected to Receive 2020-2021 SPARC Grants

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the new slate of 2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grant recipients.

Graduate Students: Letter from the Dean

January 11, 2021 letter from Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dr. Tracey L. Weldon.

Mungo Teaching Award Winner: Michael Matthews

Teaching graduate students involves mentoring, modeling behavior and helping create tomorrow's thought leaders in their fields. For chemical engineering professor Michael Matthews, it is about creating what he calls "the well-dressed Ph.D."

Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing

The University of South Carolina will adopt a required testing program for students, faculty and staff during the 2021 spring semester.

Virtual Fall 2020 Commencement

The university will host a virtual commencement ceremony for fall 2020 graduates on Sunday, December 13.

The Office of the Provost Announces Interim Dean of the Graduate School

The Office of the Provost has announced the appointment of Dr. Tracey L. Weldon as interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education. Dr. Cheryl Addy has been appointed vice provost and dean of the faculty. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2021.

Here's a Health, Sister Carol | UofSC Master's Degree Helped Alumna Navigate the National Health Care Debate

Sister Carol Keehan has been a major player in the national health care debate for decades. And while her faith and her training as a nurse predate her time at the University of South Carolina, her education in insurance and finance began 40 years ago on the Columbia campus.

UofSC No. 1 in U.S. in Sport Science for Fourth Time

The University of South Carolina's sport science programs are ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Doctoral Student Researches Literacy Interventions for Children With Hearing Loss, Selected to Join National Leadership Program

Doctoral student and Graduate Civic Scholar, Ellie Cooper, was recently selected as a member of the 2020 Early Childhood Leadership Initiative Cohort of the Division of Early Childhood/Council for Exceptional Children.

Celebrate #UofSC20

The university will hold several pre-commencement events to celebrate the winter 2020 graduation milestone.

New Partnership Gives UofSC Students Greater Access to National Lab

A new partnership with the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina will provide more collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students.

Veterans Bring Strong Work Ethic, New Perspectives to UofSC Community

Military-affiliated students play an important role at the University of South Carolina. Veterans and active duty Gamecocks excel in the classroom and beyond, including alumni like Candace Terry, who earned her Master of Social Work degree in May and now is the director of governmental affairs for the S.C. Department of Veterans' Affairs.

U.S. Navy Veteran Embarks on New Mission to Earn Doctorate

Before Marco Hernandez was incubating proteins in a laboratory, he was flinging fighter jets from aircraft carriers. As a doctoral student in biological sciences, his work shares a thread with his service ― his commitment to a purpose higher than himself.

First-generation Student Comes Full Circle to Help Those From Similar Backgrounds

Sharon Lee White enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 1979, the first in her family to attend college. Twenty-one years later, the journalism major finished her bachelor's degree. Nine years after that, in 2009, she completed her Ed.D.

First-generation Alumnus Returns to UofSC to Pursue History Ph.D.

Trey Capps, a first-generation college student from the small town of Aynor, South Carolina, has returned to his alma mater to pursue his doctorate in history.

Garnet Apple Winner: Andy Schumpert

Andy Schumpert got his first taste of teaching in graduate school at UofSC. Now an instructor and lab coordinator in biological sciences, he credits his early experience as a graduate teaching assistant with kickstarting his career.

A Decade at the Top | Ph.D. in Exercise Science Program Ranks No. 1 in the Nation for the Second Five-year Term in a Row

Released every five years since 1995, the National Academy of Kinesiology rankings are based on comprehensive information packages submitted by doctoral programs that focus on the study of physical activity.

Ph.D. in Epidemiology Candidate Lauren Reid Selected to Join American College of Sports Medicine's Leadership and Diversity Training Program

Ph.D. candidate and GJMPP scholar, Lauren Reid, has been selected to join the 2020 cohort of the American College of Sports Medicine's Leadership and Diversity Training Program.

TEDxUofSC 2020 Goes Virtual

The University of South Carolina will host a virtual TEDxUofSC event Oct. 21.

Sport, Entertainment Management Graduate Breaks into NFL

Kjahna O knew from the time she was a young girl that she wanted to be involved in football. After earning her master's degree in sport and entertainment management, O earned a spot with the Atlanta Falcons.

Speech-language Pathology Student Wins National Award, Pursues Career in Auditory Verbal Therapy

Graduate student Blythe Vickery, is committed to increasing access to auditory verbal therapy in South Carolina.

Ph.D. Graduate Focuses on Improving Population Health

Recent doctoral graduate Eric Chinaeke, is focused on using his passion for patient care to lead research impacting population health.

UofSC Master's Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management Ranked No. 7 Globally

The university's Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management program ranks No. 7 in the world in the SportBusiness 2020 Postgraduate Rankings, shooting up 14 spots from 2019.

Saha Receives UofSC 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award

Sudipta Saha, a mechanical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering and Computing, received the University of South Carolina's 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award for his master's thesis on thermal fluid science.

Faculty and Students Recognized by National Association

School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty and graduate students were honored for excellence in research and teaching at the annual 2020 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in August.


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